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Definition of Foe


  1. One who entertains personal enmity, hatred, grudge, or malice, against another; an enemy.
  2. An enemy in war; a hostile army.
  3. One who opposes on principle; an opponent; an adversary; an ill-wisher; as, a foe to religion.
  4. To treat as an enemy.

Foe Quotations

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
John F. Kennedy

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe.
Zachary Taylor

In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.
Edgar Allan Poe

Where I would fault President Bush the most was that, in the wake of 9/11, he motivated our military, but he didn't call the nation into a state of war. And he didn't explain that this would take though a communal effort against common foe.
Frank Miller
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Foe Translations

foe in German is Feind
foe in Latin is inimicus
foe in Swedish is fiende
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